Inspired Buildings


Museums are often an architect’s dream assignment, built to inspire, while housing important and inspiring works. Some new architectural wonders either in the works or recently completed catching our eye include James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany Skyspace,” (shown above) which is essentially a building and a work of art in one, at Rice University in Houston. Henning Larsen Architects recently completed the Umea Art Museum in Sweden, with its boxy, lengthened facade of Siberian birch and glass, while Provencher Roy decked out their new Montréal Museum of Fine Art, made up of an impressive combination of marble and glass, while adjacent to a Byzantine-style church. Diller, Scofidio and Renfro just released their design for New York’s Hudson Yards cultural anchor, the Culture Shed.


Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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